Want to See a Miracle?
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Have you ever wondered if you'll see a miracle? Do you plod through ordinary days, wondering why you don't notice anything remarkable?
You might want to shift your outlook. I saw three miracles today!
First, I stopped at the mall to get my wristwatch repaired. While the jeweler replaced the battery, I studied the inner parts of the grandfather clock on the nearby table where the man had been working. The intricate gears circled inside a compact box, much like how God calibrates planets to run in synchronized motion.
Second, I walked past a young mother pushing her infant in the stroller along the sidewalk. I peeked inside the carriage as the mother leaned over to coo. I saw the child's face light up with joy. How can a person within a few months of life coordinate 43 facial muscles to show happy recognition?
Third, my son called me in excitement to tell me about an unusual, showy red bird with ebony wings sitting on the rail outside his apartment window in Washington, D.C. My son found out that the bird was a scarlet tanager. This feathery intrepid traveler migrates several thousand miles in the spring and fall, flying back and forth to South America.
We might think we're smart to have global positioning systems in our cars, but birds chuckle at this notion.
How many miracles have we missed today because we weren't really looking?
Photo Credit: National Science Foundation
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